With the second generation of FLAGs now up and running, there is a growing number of project examples from the past and the present which can inspire other actions aimed at developing fisheries and aquaculture areas around Europe, be it through economic, environmental or social support and investment. The project descriptions and short stories below give an insight into some of the local projects funded by the FLAGs, while the methods provide helpful examples of effective programme management, ranging from community outreach to FLAG self-assessment.
Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Business support, Water quality
Der Bio-Muschelzuchtbetrieb Kerteminde hat sich als erstes gewerbliches Unternehmen Dänemarks auf die Zucht von Muscheln im offenen Meer und deren Vermarktung spezialisiert. Die Betreiber wollen effizient und umweltfreundlich Qualitätsware erzeugen, die Meereswirtschaft in der Region stärken und Arbeitsplätze vor Ort schaffen.
Business support, Processing, Gastronomy, Environment, Climate change
“Salina Greens” is a Portuguese business dedicated to the organic production and processing of Salicornia, a native plant species growing on salt marshes. This production system helps preserve areas of high environmental value, while supporting the local economy.
Business support, Diversification, Cultural heritage, Infrastructure
Residents of a Danish island formed the Association of Agersø Great Belt-Shipyard to buy and renovate an old building used as a shipyard. This initiative aims to boost local business and increase the harbourfront’s attractiveness.
Environment, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Education and training
‘Tarta-Tur’, a combination of the Italian word for turtle (Tartaruga) and dolphin in Latin (Tursiops), is a conservation project involving four FLAGs across three Italian regions on the Northern Adriatic Coast.